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Half of the cases for the Special Procedures/Nuclear Medicine section of the exam were presented in electronic form and half were presented in film based form or by video fluoroscopy.
CASE 1: This case was presented as a film based study.
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Survey films: No abnormalities.
Cross-sectional imaging could improve the determination of the degree of spinal cord compression and more accurately determine of the length of involvement. With the contrast present CT would be appropriate.
The myelogram was followed by a CT which confirmed the location and showed a “U-shaped” compression of the spinal cord. The patient was treated by dorsal laminectomy and fenestration of the cyst. No short or long term follow up was available.
Candidates generally did very well on the overall assessment of this case.
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